ZONING ORDINANCE OF ST. PARIS
AN ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF ST. PARIS, OHIO, ENACTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH A
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 713, OHIO REVISED CODE, AND
FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROTECTING THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, COMFORT,
AND GENERAL WELFARE; DIVIDING THE VILLAGE INTO ZONES AND DISTRICTS,
ENCOURAGING, REGULATING, AND RESTRICTING THEREIN THE LOCATION, CONSTRUCTION,
RECONSTRUCTION, ALTERATION AND USE OF STRUCTURES AND LAND; PROMOTING THE
ORDERLY DEVELOPMENT OF RES
IDENTIAL, BUSINESS, INDUSTRIAL, RECREATIONAL AND
PUBLIC AREAS; PROVIDING FOR ADEQUATE LIGHT, AIR, AND CONVENIENCE OF ACCESS TO
PROPERTY BY REGULATING THE USE OF LAND AND BUILDINGS AND THE BULK OF
STRUCTURES IN RELATIONSHIP TO SURROUNDING PROPERTIES; LIMITI
NG CONGESTION IN
THE PUBLIC RIGHTS
WAY; PROVIDING THE COMPATIBILITY OF DIFFERENT LAND USES
AND THE MOST APPROPRIATE USE OF LAND; PROVIDING FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THIS
ORDINANCE AND DEFINING THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE ADMINISTRATING OFFICERS
IDED HEREINAFTER AND PRESCRIBING PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION OF THE
PROVISIONS IN THIS ORDINANCE OR ANY AMENDMENT THERETO; AND FOR THE REPEAL. BE
IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ST. PARIS, STATE OF OHIO:
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCI
L OF THE VILLAGE OF ST. PARIS, CHAMPAIGN
TITLE, INTERPRETATION, AND ENACTMENT
Section 100 TITLE.
This Resolution shall be known and may be cited as the "Zoning Ordinance of the Village of
St. Paris, Champaign County, Ohio."
ection 110 Provisions of Resolution Declared to be the Minimum Re
In their interpretation
and application, the provisions of this Resolution shall be held to be minimum requirements, adopted for
the promotion of the public health, safety, and
the general welfare. Whenever the requirements of this
Resolution conflict with the requirements of any other lawfully adopted rules, regulations, resolutions or
deed restrictions, the most restrictive, or that imposing the higher standards shall govern.
Section 120 Separability Clause.
Should any section or provision of this Resolution be declared by the
courts to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the Resolution as a
whole or any part thereof other than the pa
rt so declared to be unconstitutional or invalid.
Section 130 Replacement of Existing Resolutions, Effective Date.
All Resolutions or parts of Resolutions in conflict with this Zoning Resolution or inconsistent with the
provisions of this Resolution are h
ereby repealed to extent necessary to give this Resolution full force and
effect. This Resolution shall become effective from and after the date of its approval and adoption, as
provided by law.
ARTICLE II ESTABLISHMENT OF DISTRICTS
Section 200 DISTRIC
The Village is hereby divided into eight (8) districts as follows: Low Density
Residential District, Medium Density Residential District, High Density Residential District, Service Business
District, Local Business District, Central Business Distr
ict, Light Manufacturing District and Heavy Manufacturing
Section 220 LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT (R
The purpose of the low density residential district
is to provide land for single
family housing units not to exceed four (4) families
per acre. Mobile housing units and
family housing units are permitted only under the planned unit development approach. Commercial and
industrial development is prohibited. Group or central water and sewer facilities are required.
Section 230 MEDIUM
DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT (R
The purpose of the medium density
residential district is to provide land for single
family housing units, permanent or mobile, not to exceed
six (6) families per acre. Mobile housing units may not be scatter
ed but are required to be located in a mobile home
park in accordance with ARTICLE VII. Commercial development is prohibited unless introduced under the
planned unit development approach. Group or central water and sewer facilities are required.
240 HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT (R
The purpose of the high density residential
district is to provide land for multi
family housing units not to exceed sixteen (16) families per acre. A mobile home
park is a permitted use. Commercial development
is prohibited unless introduced under the planned unit
development approach. Central water and sewer facilities are required.
Section 250 SERVICE BUSINESS DISTRICT (B
The purpose of the service business district is to provide land
for sales, service a
nd repair establishments which require highway orientation or large tracts of land not normally
available in central and local business districts; do not contribute to the design of a unified business center; depend
in business; and require a loca
tion along or near major thoroughfares and intersections. General retail and
office businesses are permitted as conditional uses. Residential development is prohibited. Other commercial and
industrial development may be introduced under the planned unit de
velopment approach. Group or central water
and sewer facilities are required.
Section 260 LOCAL BUSINESS DISTRICT (B
The purpose of the local business district is to provide land for
small retail and personal service establishments offering convenienc
type goods and services for the daily needs of
the people in the immediate neighborhood or area. Residential and other commercial development are prohibited
unless introduced under the planned unit development approach. Group or central water and sewer f
Section 270 CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT (B
The purpose of the central business district is to provide
land for retail, service, office, institutional, commercial, recreational and cultural facilities that are fully compatible i
an intensely developed or developing commercial center and for a logical expansion of the compacted core.
Residential and other commercial developments are prohibited unless introduced under the planned unit
development approach. Manufacturing or industria
l development is prohibited. Group or central water and sewer
facilities are required.
Section 280 LIGHT MANUFACTURING DISTRICT (M
The purpose of the light manufacturing district is to
provide land for manufacturing or industrial establishments which
are clean, quiet and free of hazardous or
objectionable elements such as noise, odor, dust, smoke or glaze; operate within enclosed structures, and generate
little industrial traffic. Heavy manufacturing or industrial development is prohibited. Commercial
prohibited unless introduced under the planned unit development approach. Group or central water and sewer
facilities are required.
Section 290 HEAVY MANUFACTURING DISTRICT (M
The purpose of the heavy manufacturing district is
e land for major manufacturing, processing storage, warehousing, research and testing establishments
which require large sites, extensive community services and facilities, ready access to regional transportation; have
large open storage and service areas;
generate heavy traffic, and create no nuisance discernible beyond the district.
Extractive manufacturing use is permitted as conditional use if the operation does not create a hazard or nuisance
which adversely affects the health, safety and general well
being of the community and other manufacturing
establishments in the district. Residential development is prohibited. Light manufacturing or industrial uses are
permitted as conditional uses. Commercial and industrial development may be introduced under th
e planned unit
development approach. Group or central water and sewer facilities are required.
ARTICLE III PROVISION FOR OFFICIAL ZONING MAP
Section 300 OFFICIAL ZONING MAP
. The districts established in
of this Ordinance are shown on the
cial Zoning Map which, together with all explanatory matter thereon, are hereby adopted by reference and
declared to be part of this Ordinance.
Section 310 IDENTIFICATION OF THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP.
The Official Zoning Map shall be
identified by the signa
ture of the Mayor attested by the Village Clerk, and bearing the seal of this Village, under the
following words: "THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT THIS IS THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP referred to in
of Ordinance Number 420 of the Village of St. Paris, Ohio,
" together with the date of the adoption of this
Section 320 RECORDING CHANGES IN THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP.
If, in accordance with the
provisions of this Ordinance and Chapter 713, Ohio Revised Code, changes are made in district boundaries or
her matters portrayed on the Official Zoning Map, such changes shall be entered on the Official Zoning Map
promptly after the amendment has been approved by the Village Council by a three
quarters (3/4) vote, with an
entry on the Official Zoning Map indica
ting the ORDINANCE NUMBER AND THE DATE OF ADOPTION.
Section 330 REPLACEMENT OF THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP.
In the event that the Official Zoning Map
becomes damaged, destroyed, lost or difficult to interpret because of the nature and number of changes and
ditions, the Village Council may, by resolution, adopt a new Official Zoning Map which shall supersede the prior
Official Zoning Map. The new Official Zoning May may correct drafting or other errors or omissions in the prior
Official Zoning Map, but no suc
h correction shall have effect of amending the original Official Zoning Map or any
subsequent amendment thereof. The new Official Zoning Map shall be identified by he signature of the Mayor
attested by the Village Clerk, and bearing the seal of the Village
under the following words: "THIS IS TO
CERTIFY THAT THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP supersedes and replaces the Official Zoning Map adopted
March 18, 1981 as part of Ordinance Number 420 of the Village of St. Paris, Ohio.
Section 340 PRESERVING RECORDS.
he prior Official Zoning Map has been lost or has been totally
destroyed, the prior map and/or significant parts thereof remaining shall be preserved, together with all available
records pertaining to its adoption or amendment.
Section 350 INTERPRETATION
OF DISTRICT BOUNDARIES.
Where uncertainty exists with respect to the
boundaries of any of the zoning districts as shown on the Official Zoning Map, the following rules shall apply:
1. Where district boundaries are indicated as approximately
lowing the center lines of streets or highways,
street lines, or highway right
way lines, such center
lines, street lines, or highway right
way lines shall
be construed to be such boundaries.
2. Where district boundaries are so indicated that they
approximately follow the lot lines, such lot lines shall
be construed to be such boundaries.
3. Where district boundaries are so indicated that they are
approximately parallel to
the center lines or street
lines of streets, or the center lines or right
lines of highways, such district boundaries shall be
construed as being parallel thereto and at such distance
therefrom as indicated on the Official Zoning
Map. If no
distance is given, such dimensions shall be determined by
the use of the scale shown on the Official Zoning Map.
4. Where the boundary of a district follows a railroad line,
such boundary shall be deemed to be located in the mi
of the main tracks of said railroad line.
ARTICLE IV DISTRICT REGULATIONS
Section 400 COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATIONS
. The regulations for each district set forth by this Ordinance
shall be minimum regulations and shall apply uniformly to each clas
s or kind of structure or land, except as
hereinafter provided; or as otherwise granted by the Board of Zoning Appeals.
1. No building, structure, or land shall be used or occupied
and no building or structure or part thereof shall be
constructed, reconstructed, moved, or
structurally altered except in conformity with all of the
regulations herein specified for the district in which it
2. No buildings or other structures shall hereafter be
erected or altered:
a. to exceed the height or bulk.
b. to accommodate or house a greater number of families.
c. to occupy a greater percentage of lot area, and
d. to have narrower or smaller rear yards, front yards,
or other open spaces.
than herein required, or in any other manner contrary to
the provisions of this Ordinance;
3. No yard or lot existing at the time of passage of this
Ordinance shall be reduced in dimension or area below the
inimum requirements set forth herein. Yards or lots
created after the effective date of this Ordinance shall
meet at least the minimum requirements established by
4. All territory which may hereafter be annexed to the
Village shall be administered according to the applicable
Township Zoning district Regulations until otherwise
classified. Annexed territory without Township or County
Zoning shall be considered to be in the R
1 low density
district until otherwise classified.
Section 410 SCHEDULE OF DISTRICT REGULATIONS ADOPTED.
District regulations shall be as set forth
in the Official Schedule of District Regulations, hereby adopted by reference and declared to be a part of this
, and in
of this Ordinance, entitled "Supplementary District Regulations."
Section 420 IDENTIFICATION OF THE SCHEDULE OF DISTRICT REGULATIONS.
The Official Schedule
of District Regulations shall be identified by the signature of the Mayor, attes
ted by the Village Clerk, and bearing
the seal of the Village, under the following words: "THIS IS TO CERTIFY that this is the Official Schedule of
district Regulations referred to in Section 410 and ARTICLE IV of Ordinance Number 420 of the Village of St.
Paris, Ohio," together with the date of the adoption or amendment of this Ordinance.
ARTICLE V SUPPLEMENTARY DISTRICT REGULATIONS
Section 500 PERMITTED CONDITIONAL USES.
The conditional uses shall conform to all requirements of this
Ordinance, including additional standards set forth in
Section 501 to 504
, inclusive, before being permitted in their
respective districts. All conditional uses are hereby declared to possess
characteristics of such unique and special
forms that each specific use shall be considered as an individual case.
Section 501 REQUIRED PLAN.
A plan for the proposed development of a site for a permitted conditional use
shall be submitted with an applica
tion for a conditional use permit, and such plan shall show the location of all
buildings, parking areas, traffic access and circulation drives, open spaces, landscaping and any other pertinent
information that may be necessary to determine if the proposed
conditional use meets the requirements of this
Section 502 EXPIRATION.
A conditional use permit shall be deemed to authorize only one (1) particular
conditional use and shall expire if the conditional use shall cease for more than six (6) mont
hs for any reason.
Section 503 EXISTING VIOLATIONS.
No permit shall be issued for a conditional use for a property where there
is an existing violation of this Ordinance.
Section 504 STANDARDS APPLICABLE TO ALL CONDITIONAL USES.
The location and size of
the use, the
nature and intensity of the operations involved, the size of the site in relation to it and the location of the site with
respect to the existing and future streets giving access to it, shall be such that it will be in harmony with the orderly
development of the district, and the location, nature of height of buildings, walls and fences will not discourage the
appropriate development and use of adjacent land and buildings or impair its value thereof. In addition, operations
in connection with a
ny conditional use shall not be more objectionable to nearby properties by reason of noise,
fumes, vibration, or flashing light, that would be the operation of any permitted use.
3 High Density Residential District
505.03 Principally permitted uses.
505.04 Permitted accessory uses.
505.05 Conditionally permitted uses.
505.06 Minimum lot area and
505.07 Minimum front yard setback.
505.08 Minimum side yard setb
505.09 Minimum rear yard setback.
505.10 Maximum height regulations.
505.11 Minimum floor area.
505.12 Maximum lot occupation.
street parking and
505.14 Land use intensity.
505.15 Development Review
505.16 Development Review
Family and Condominium
Association Supplementary Standards
The purpose of the R
3 High Density Residential District is to permit the establishment of high density
(a) Townhome (Townhouse).
family dwelling units constructed in a series or group of attached units
separated by side or party walls and with property lines separating such units.
.03 PRINCIPALLY PERMITTED USES.
permitted uses are as follows:
(a) Single family detached dwellings
(d) Condominium/Homeowner’s Associations
.04 PERMITTED ACCESSORY USES.
Accessory permitted uses are as follows:
: see Section 563
566 for regulations
(d) Swimming Pools
Fences and Walls
: see section 555 for regulations
) Off Street Parking of Recreational Vehicles
) Uses which a
re similar or clearly incidental to the Principally Permitted Uses on the Lot.
.05 CONDITIONALLY PERMITTED USES.
Conditionally permitted uses are as follows:
(a) Mobile Home Park
(c) Home Occupations
(d) Child Day C
(e) Convalescent Care Facility
(f) Family Care Home
(g) Group Home Facility
(i) Public and Quasi
(j) Educational Institutions
(k) Religious Places of Worship
(n) Residential Care Facilities.
.06 MINIMUM LOT AREA AND WIDTH.
The minimum lot area for properties in the R
3 High Density Residential District shall not be less than
with a width of not less than 60
.07 MINIMUM FRONT YARD SETBACK.
um front yard setback for properties in the R
3 High Density Residential District shall not be
feet from the front lot line.
.08 MINIMUM SIDE YARD SETBACK.
The minimum side yard setback for properties in the R
3 High Density Residential Di
strict shall be as
(a) Principal structures shall not be closer than 10 feet from the side lot line.
(b) Accessory structures shall not be closer than 5 feet from the side lot line.
.09 MINIMUM REAR YARD SETBACK.
The minimum rear yard setback
for properties in the R
3 High Density Residential District shall not be less
than 30 feet from the rear lot line.
.10 MAXIMUM HEIGHT REGULATIONS.
The maximum height regulations for properties in the R
3 High Density Residential District shall be as
(a) No principal structure shall exceed 40 feet in height.
(b) No accessory structure shall exceed 15 feet in height.
.11 MINIMUM FLOOR AREA.
The minimum floor area for structures in the R
3 High Density Residential District
shall not be less than
square feet for single family dwellings and
00 square feet for multi
.12 MAXIMUM LOT OCCUPATION.
The maximum percentage of any property in the R
3 High Density Residential District to be covered by
l and Accessory Buildings is 25 percent.
STREET PARKING AND LOADING.
street parking and loading shall be required as specified in Section
Street Parking and Loading.
.14 LAND USE INTENSITY.
The number of dwelling units per acre
shall not exceed 8.
.15 DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
In R3 areas, development review by the Village Planning Commission and staff shall be required to
ensure compliance with the Ordinances of the Village of St. Paris. Uses requiring development review
.16 DEVELOPMENT REVIEW PROCEDURE and SUBMISSION
Development review is a non
discretionary, administrative review conducted by
staff. The applicant
shall submit an a
pplication on forms approved by the
that shall contain all the general information
required; address the criteria in sufficient detail for review and action; and be filed with the required fee as
ablished by the Village Council
An application for development review shall include a proposed site plan, including information as required
by the Subdivision Regulations of the Village of St. Paris. Architectural drawings may also be required that
include building elevations, illustrati
ng building orientation/building form design features and the name,
address, and phone number of the architect.
Supplemental Information as outlined in Section 313 of the
Subdivision Regulations of the Village of St. Paris shall also be required as part of
Applicant will receive comments from
staff prior to submission to Planning Commission for
approval. In some instances, to better suit the needs and goals of the applicant, Planned Unit
Development zoning may be recommended by sta
Family Housing Supplemental Standards
In all R3 areas, these
supplemental standards apply to new multi
family housing and condominium or
homeowner’s association developments. Multi
family is defined as 3 or more attached dwellings on an
individual lot (
apartments, condominiums, etc.).
ium means real estate, portions of which are designated for
separate ownership and the remainder of which is designated for common ownership solely by the owners
of the separate portions.
Condominium association and multi
family developments shall comply w
ith all of
the following standards:
Common open space
In all developments with more than 10 units, a minimum area of 20 percent of the total
site area (inclusive of required setback areas), shall be designated, and permanently
reserved, as usable co
mmon open space. The site area is defined as the lot or parcel on
which the development is planned, after subtracting the required dedication of street right
way and planned, after subtracting the required dedication of street right
d for public purposes (
public park). Sensitive lands and historic buildings or
landmarks open to the public can be counted toward meeting the common open space
The development shall designate, within the common open space, a minimum of
square feet of active recreation area (
children's play areas, play fields, swim pool,
sports courts, etc.) for every 10 units or increments thereof. For example, a 50
development shall provide a minimum of 500 square feet for active recreat
ion. Indoor or
covered recreation space may be counted toward this requirement, but should not exceed
30 percent of the required common space area.
Private open space
. Usable private outdoor space such as patios,
balconies, porches, roof gardens, or
small yards shall be provided in all newly
family developments. Private open space shall comply with the
Dwelling units located at or below finished grade, or within 5 feet of finished grade, shall
have a minimum of
96 square feet of private open space, with no dimension less than 6
All upper floor dwelling units shall have balconies or porches measuring at least 36
square feet, with no dimension less than 4 feet. Upper
floor dwelling unit means housin
units, which are more than 5 feet above finished grade.
All private open space shall have direct access from the dwelling unit by way of a door.
Any excess private open space (above what is required) may be counted toward fulfilling
the common open space requirement.
Building masses and screening such as low hedges, fences, walls, arbors, or trellises
shall be used to help delineate private outdoo
r spaces. The screening element must be a
minimum of 3 feet in height.
3. Private Street, Alley, and Access Drive Construction.
All elements of a private street, private
alley, and/or access drive that are to be provided shall be paved and constructed in
accordance with the
construction standards set forth for public streets and
alleys in Article 500 of the Subdivision Regulations
of the Village of St. Paris, and current construction standards as adopted by the Village.
Whenever a private street, alley,
and/or access drive is included in a condominium or homeowner’s
association, deed restrictions shall be required that shall specifically include the following language:
"The undersigned grantee(s) hereby acknowledge(s) that (he, she, they) understand that
premises described herein is located upon a non
dedicated private street or access drive.
further, the grantee(s) understands that no government body is responsible for the care and/or
maintenance of said private street or access drive."
. Street lighting shall be installed as specified in Section 563
of the Village of St. Paris Subdivision Regulations
. Stairways shall be incorporated inside the building where possible
to minimize visual impac
t. External stairways, when necessary, shall be recessed into
the building, sided using the same siding materials as the building itself, or otherwise
incorporated into the building architecture. Stairways that are simply hung from the
are not permitted.
family developments shall provide vehicular
circulation in accordance with the following standards:
To provide for traffic safety and to minimize the impacts on the public circulation system,
where possible, driveways or streets shall connect to local or collector streets rather than
onto arterial streets.
family developments 4 acres or larger shall be developed as a series of complete
blocks bounded by a connecting network of pu
blic streets with sidewalks and street trees
to break the development into numerous smaller blocks. The average block size within a
family development shall be a maximum of 2 acres in size.
residential streets in regard to pavement width, sidewalks, and street trees,
shall apply to all internal trees.
family developments shall provide parking designed in
accordance with the following standards:
Off street vehicle parking
spaces and bicycle parking shall be provided as specified in
Zoning Ordinance of the Village of St. Paris
street parking along the streets contained
within the development can be applied to the off
street parking requirements.
Parking lots shall be placed to the side or rear of buildings;
Parking on the streets contained within the site shall not include head
in or angle parking. Parking
shall be accommodated in parking lots or along the internal street system in the form of pa
Parking lot landscaping shall be provided; and
Parking lots shall be connected to all building entrances by means of internal pedestrian walkways
that meet the standards in subsection 8 below.
. Trash recep
tacles shall be screened on all sides with an
evergreen hedge or solid fence or wall of not less than 6 feet in height. No trash
receptacle shall be located in any front yard setback, or within 25 feet of property lines
abutting other residential zones.
. All utilities on the development site shall be placed underground.
Ground mounted equipment such as transformers, utility pads, cable television and
telephone boxes, and similar utility services, shall be placed underground whenever
. Individual meters shall be installed at each dwelling unit. All utility
development on the site shall be completed in accordance with Article 500 of the
Subdivision Regulations of the Village of St. Paris.
. To ensu
re safe, direct, and convenient pedestrian
circulation, all multi
family developments shall contain a system of pathways designed
based on the standards below:
The pathway system shall extend throughout the development site, and connect to all
es of development, adjacent public parks and commercial uses, and the public
Pathways within the development shall provide safe, reasonably direct connections
between dwelling units and parking areas, recreational facilities, stora
ge areas, and
Where pathways are parallel and adjacent to a driveway or street (public or private), they
shall be raised 6 inches and curbed or separated from the driveway/street by a minimum
foot strip with bollards, a landscape berm, or
other physical barrier;
Pedestrian pathways shall be separated a minimum of 6 feet from all building façades
with residential living areas on the ground floor, except at building entrances;
Where pathways cross a parking area, driveway, or street ("cross
walk"), they shall be
clearly marked with contrasting paving materials, humps/raised crossings, or painted
Pathway surface shall be concrete, asphalt, brick/masonry pavers, or other durable hard
surface, at least 5 feet wide, and shall confo
rm to federal Americans with Disabilities Act
All pathways shall be constructed in accordance with section 560 of the Subdivision
Regulations of the Village of St. Paris.
. Landscaping shall be installed within the devel
provide erosion control, visual interest, buffering, privacy, open space and pathway
definition, and shading based on the following standards:
A minimum of 15 percent of the site shall be landscaped with a mix of vegetative ground
ry, and trees. At the time of planting, trees shall be planted a minimum of 2
inches (dbh) in caliper and shrubbery a minimum of 24 inches in height. Bark mulch,
rocks, and similar non
plant material may be used to compliment the cover requirement,
ll not be considered a sole substitute for the vegetative ground cover requirement;
The use of native and/or drought tolerant landscaping is encouraged. All landscaping
shall be irrigated with a permanent irrigation system unless a licensed Landscape
Architect submits written verification that the proposed plant materials do no require
irrigation. The property owner shall maintain all landscaping.
Section 510 OFF
STREET PARKING REQUIREMENTS.
street automobile parking spaces
shall be provided for every land use on any lot or any time any building or structure is erected,
enlarged or increased in capacity in accordance with the following requirements:
1. Each off
street parking space shall
have an area of not
less than three
hundred (300) square feet including
access drives and aisles, and shall be surfaced with a
sealed surface pavement and maintained in such a manner
that no dust will be produced by continuous use;
street parking space shall have an adequate
vehicular access to a street or alley;
3. Whenever the number of off
street parking spaces required
is determined from the floor area of a specified use, it
shall mean the gross floor a
rea of such use;
4. Fractional numbers shall be increased to the next whole
5. The parking space requirement for a use not specifically
mentioned herein shall be the same as required for a use
of similar nature;
6. Whenever a building or use constructed or established
after the effective date of this ordinance is changed or
enlarged in floor area, number of employees, number of
housing units, seating capacity, or otherwise, to create
a need for
an increase of ten (10) percent or more in the
number of existing parking spaces, such spaces shall be
provided on the basis of the enlargement or change.
Whenever a building or use existing prior to the
effective date of this Ordinanc
e is enlarged to the
extent of fifty (50) percent or more in floor area or in
the area used, said building or use shall then and
thereafter comply with the parking requirements set forth
Section 511 NUMBER OF PARKING SPACES RE
The number of off
spaces required shall be provided and satisfactorily maintained by owner of the property as follows:
Mandatory Parking Spaces
Type of Use
(one unit for each)
family housing uni
t Housing unit
family housing unit One
half (1/2) housing unit
Church Five (5) seats in main
Grade school Five (5) seats in auditorium
hundred (300) square feet
of floor area
Bowling alley Bowling seat
Mortuary or funeral home Fifty (50) square feet of floor
area in slumber rooms, parlors
or individual funeral service
Retail or business service Two (2) employees: two
(200)square feet of floor area
Offices, personal or Two
hundred (200) square feet of
professional services; floor area
Wholesale or warehousing Three
of floor area
Manufacturing or industrial Two (2) employees on the
establishment maximum shift
Section 512 SCREENING AND LANDSCAPING.
treet parking areas for more than ten (10)
vehicles shall be effectively screened on each side which adjoins or faces premises situated in any
residential district by a fence or wall of acceptable design. Such fence or wall shall not be less than
feet or more than five (5) feet in height and shall be maintained in good condition. The
space between such fence or wall and the lot line of the adjoining premises in any residential district
shall be landscaped with grass, hardy shrubs, or evergreen gro
und cover and maintained in good
condition. In lieu of such wall or fence a strip of land not less than ten (10) feet in width, and
planted and maintained with an evergreen hedge or dense planting of evergreen shrubs not less than
three (3) feet in height,
may be substituted.
Section 513 MINIMUM DISTANCE AND SETBACKS.
No part of any parking area for more
than ten (10) vehicles shall be closer than twenty (20) feet to any housing unit, school, hospital, or
other institution for human care located on an adjo
ining lot, unless separated by an acceptable
designed screen. If on the same lot with a one
family residence, the parking areas shall not be
located within the front yard required for such building. In no case shall any part of a parking area
be closer tha
n four (4) feet to any established street or alley right
Section 514 JOINT USE.
Two (2) or more non
residential uses may jointly provide and use parking
spaces when their hours of operation do not normally overlap, provided that a written agreemen
approved by the Planning Commission shall be filed with the application for a zoning permit.
Section 515 OTHER LOCATIONS.
Parking spaces may be located on a lot other than that
containing the principal use provided it is within three
hundred (300) feet
of the principal use. Lot
farther than three
hundred (300) feet from the principal use may be approved by the Board of
Zoning Appeals provided a written agreement approved by the Planning Commission shall be filed
with the application for a zoning certific
Section 516 SURFACING.
street parking area for more than ten (10) vehicles shall be
graded for proper drainage and surfaced with acceptable impervious material to provide a durable
and dustless surface.
Section 517 LIGHTING.
Any lighting use
d to illuminate any off
street parking area shall be so
arranged as to reflect the light away from adjoining premises in any residential district.
Section 518 Disabled / Junked / Dismantled / Wrecked Vehicles
The following provisions and requirements sh
all pertain to the parking and storage of
The parking or storage, within any district, of a disabled automotive vehicle for a
period of more than three (3) weeks shall be prohibited unless such vehicle is stored
in a compl
etely enclosed garage or otheraccessory building;
Moving a disabled vehicle to different locations on the property that result in
the vehicle continuing to be in public view does not override the requirements
set forth in Section 518.
The parking or
storage, within any district, of a junked, dismantled, or wrecked
automotive vehicle or parts thereof shall be prohibited. Junked, dismantled, or
wrecked automotive vehicle or parts thereof shall be stored in a completely enclosed
garage or other accessory
Moving a disabled vehicle to different locations on the property that result in
the vehicle continuing to be in public view does not override the requirements
set forth in Section 518.
For purposes of this section, a junked, dismantled, or wreck
ed automotive vehicle shall be
defined as meeting the following criteria: as one which is damaged, or no longer servicable,
to the extent that it is inoperable or is unsafe to operate upon the public highways; three
model years or older. extensively damage
d, including, but not limited to missing wheels,
tires, engine, or transmission, demolition derby vehicles or vehicles similar to demolition
derby vehicles as determined by the Zoning Officer. This section shall not apply to properly
licensed junkyards and
motor vehicle salvage facilities which are regulated by appropriate
sections of the Ohio Revised Code.
Section 519 OFF
STREET LOADING REQUIREMENTS.
In any district, in connection with
every building or part thereof hereafter erected and having a gross fl
oor area of five
(5,000) square feet or less, which is to be occupied by manufacturing, storage, warehouse, retail,
wholesale, hotel, hospital, mortuary, dry cleaning or other uses similarly requiring the receipt or
distribution by vehicle of mate
rial or merchandise, there shall be provided and maintained, on the
same lot with such building, at least one (1) off
street loading space, plus one (1) additional loading
space for each ten
thousand (10,000) square feet, or major fraction thereof, of gros
s floor area in
accordance with the following requirements:
1. Each loading space shall be not less than twelve (12)
feet in width, fifteen (15) feet in height, and fifty
(50) feet in length for tandem trailers, or thirty (30)
feet for two
2. Subject to the limitations of
Ordinance, such space may occupy all or any part of any
required yard space.
Section 520 SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR RESIDENTIAL USES.
The regulations applicable to
shall be supplemented by the provisions of
Section 521 to 522
Section 521 DETERMINING MINIMUM FLOOR AREA FOR HOUSING UNITS.
minimum floor area per family in housing units shall include only the area used for living quarters.
, garages, carports, porches, laundry areas and basements are to be excluded.
Section 522 CONVERSION OF DWELLINGS TO MORE UNITS.
2 and R
3 districts a
residence may be converted to accommodate an increased number of dwelling units provided:
1. The yard dimensions still meet the yard dimensions
required by the zoning regulations for new structures in
that district in which the dwelling is located.
2. The lot area per family shall equal the lot area
requirements for new structures in that district.
3. The number of square feet of living area per family unit
is not reduced to less than that which is required for
new construction in that district.
Section 523 PRIVATE SWIMMING POOLS.
ivate swimming pool is intended and is to
be used solely for the enjoyment of the occupants of the principal use of the property on
which it is located.
Defined as in
ground pools and above
ground pools installed
year round. A permit
is required for permanent pools. A six (6) foot fence is
required around the pool or entire yard within twenty four (24) hours of filling the
pool with water. Above ground pools may be used as a barrier, with additional
two (2) foot of fencing on top of
and around the entire structure with ladders or
steps used to access the pool shall be capable of being secured, locked, or
removed to prevent access. Permanent pools must be in the rear yard and placed
at least ten (10) feet from any property line.
: Defined as pools that have the capacity to hold at least eighteen
(18) inches of water that may be readily disassembled for storage and is not
permanently affixed to plumbing or electrical service. A permit is not required for
Portable pools must be in the rear yard and placed at least ten
(10) feet from any property line. Portable pools shall only be set up from April 1
thru October 31.
: Defined as any pool with a water capacity of eighteen (18) inches
ss is exempt from the swimming pool regulations. Pools that have a capacity
of greather than eighteen (18) inches are not exempt, even if they are only filled to
a height of eighteen (18) inches. If the capacity of the pool is greater than
inches, the requirements of Section 523 above apply.
Section 525 SETBACK REQUIREMENTS FOR CORNER BUILDINGS.
On a corner lot the
main building and its accessory structures shall be set back the same distance from all street right
way lines as required
for the front setback in the district in which such structures are located.
Section 530 SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL USES.
or building in any district shall be used or occupied in any manner so as to create dangerous,
s, noxious, or otherwise objectionable element or condition so as to adversely affect the
surrounding areas or adjoining premises, provided that any use permitted by this Ordinance may be
undertaken and maintained if acceptable measures and safeguards are
employed to limit dangerous
and objectionable elements to acceptable limits as established by the performance requirements in
Sections 531 to 539
Section 531 FIRE HAZARDS.
Any activity involving the use or storage of flammable chemicals,
leum products, or explosive materials shall be protected by adequate fire fighting and fire
suppression equipment and by such safety devices as are normally used in the handling of any such
material. Such hazards shall be kept removed from adjacent activit
ies to a distance which is
compatible with the potential danger involved.
Section 532 ELECTRICAL DISTURBANCE.
No activity shall emit electrical disturbance adversely
affecting the operation at any point of any equipment other than that of the creator of s
Section 533 NOISE.
Noise which is objectionable as determined by the Board due to volume,
frequency or beat shall be muffled or otherwise controlled. Fire sirens and related apparatus used
solely for public purposes are exempt from this r
Section 536 ODORS.
No malodorous gas or matter shall be permitted which is offensive or as to
produce a public nuisance or hazard on any adjoining lot or property.
Section 537 AIR POLLUTION.
No pollution of air by fly
ash, dust, vapors, or other substances
shall be permitted which is harmful to health, animals, vegetation or other property, or which can
cause excessive soiling.
Section 539 EROSION.
No erosion, by either wind or water, shall
be permitted which will carry
objectionable substance onto neighboring properties.
Section 550 SUPPLEMENTARY DISTRICT REGULATIONS.
Supplementary regulations apply
to several districts or a set of districts and are set forth in
Sections 551 to 560
Section 551 SIDE AND REAR YARD REQUIREMENTS FOR NONRESIDENTIAL USES
ABUTTING RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS.
Nonresidential buildings or uses shall not be located in
nor conducted closer than forty (40) feet to any lot line of a residential district, except th
minimum yard requirements may be reduced to fifty (50) percent of the requirement if acceptable
landscaping or screening approved by the Zoning Officer is provided. Such screening shall be a
masonry or solid fence between four (4) and eight (8) feet
in height maintained in good condition
and free of all advertising or other signs. Landscaping provided in lieu of such wall or fence shall
consist of a strip of land not less than twenty (20) feet in width planted with an evergreen hedge or
g of evergreen shrubbery not less than four (4) feet in height at the time of planting.
Either type of screening shall not obscure traffic visibility within twenty (20) feet of an intersection.
Section 552 EXCEPTIONS TO HEIGHT REGULATIONS.
The height limi
tations contained in
the Official Schedule of District Regulations,
, do not apply to spires, belfries, cupolas,
antennas, water tanks, ventilators, chimneys, or other appurtenances usually required to be placed
above the roof level and not inte
nded for human occupancy.
Section 553 ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTIONS.
Open structures such as porches, canopies,
balconies, platforms, carports, covered patios, and similar architectural projections shall be
considered parts of the building to which attached a
nd shall not project into the required minimum
front, side, or rear yard.
Section 554 VISIBILITY AT INTERSECTIONS IN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS.
On a corner
lot in any district, nothing shall be erected, placed, planted, or allowed to grow in such a manner as
to materially impede vision between a height of two
1/2) and ten (10) feet above
the center line grades of the intersecting streets in the area bounded by the street lines of such
corner lots and a line joining points along said street lin
es fifty (50) feet from the point of
Section 555 FENCES,WALLS AND HEDGES.
Fences, walls and hedges are permitted in all districts, subject to the following conditions:Fences
shall be permitted in any yard. Walls shall not be located in the f
ront yard. Furthermore, no wall
shall project past the front building line of any principally permitted or conditionally permitted
structure.Hedges may be permitted in the required front yard. If no structure exists on said
residential property, no fence,
wall, or hedge may project past the front building line of the average
of the adjacent properties or the minimum front yard setback, whichever is greater.No fence, wall,
or hedge shall be closer than (3) feet to any right
way line. Fences, walls, and he
dges shall not
exceed (4) feet in height in the front yard or (6) feet in height for other yards for residential uses
unless such fence, wall, or hedge is used for screening purposes in which case its height shall not
exceed (6) feet or be less than (4) fe
et. Fences, walls, and hedges shall not exceed (8) feet in height
residential uses. Fences shall not contain an electrict charge. Barbed wire shall be permitted
only in the M
1 manufacturing district and only on the top of a perimeter fence. No fen
ce, wall, or
hedge shall violate the sight distance requirements found in Section 554. Any fence built on a
property line shall be agreed upon in writing by both property owners and shall accompany the
zoning permit application. Posts are to be placed on t
he applicants side on any fence erected or
installed.In any required front yard, no fence or wall shall be permitted which materially impedes
vision across such yard above the height of (3) feet, and no hedge or vegitation shall be permitted
ly impedes vision across such yard between the height of (3) feet and (10) feet.A
zoning permit is required from the Village for the erection or installation of all fences and walls.
Section 556 ERECTION OF MORE THAN ONE (1) PRINCIPAL STRUCTURE ON A LOT.
any district, more than one (1) structure housing a permitted or permissible principal use may be
erected on a single lot, provided that yard and other requirements of this Ordinance shall be met for
each structure as though it were on an individual lot
. Accessory buildings, such as a garage, may be
located in the rear yard, provided that yard and other requirements of this Ordinance are met.
Section 557 PARKING AND STORAGE OF CERTAIN VEHICLES.
Automotive vehicles or
trailers of any kind or type without
current license plates shall not be parked or stored on any
residentially zoned property other than in completely enclosed buildings. However, one (1) boat and
one (1) travel trailer may be stored in the rear yard if they have a current license.
558 EFFECTIVE SCREENING OF JUNK STORAGE AND SALES.
Junk storage and
sales shall be effectively screened on all sides by means of walls, fences, or plantings. Wall or fences
shall be a minimum of eight (8) feet in height with no advertising thereon. In lieu
of such wall or
fence, a strip of land not less than fifteen (15) feet in width, planted and maintained with an
evergreen hedge or dense planting of evergreen shrubs not less than six (6) feet in height may be
substituted. Storage of materials shall not e
xceed the height of the screening.
Section 559 TEMPORARY BUILDINGS.
Temporary buildings, construction trailers, equipment
and materials used in conjunction with construction work only may be permitted in any district
during the period construction work i
s in progress, but such temporary facilities shall be removed
upon completion of the construction work. Storage of such facilities or equipment beyond the
completion date of the project shall require a special permit authorized by the Board of Zoning
Section 560 OPEN STORAGE AND DISPLAY OF MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT.
storage and display of material and equipment incident to permitted or conditional uses in
commercial and industrial districts shall be permitted provided the area used for open
display shall be effectively screened from all adjoining properties in any residential district by means
of walls, fences, or plantings. Walls or fences shall be a minimum of four (4) feet in height without
advertising thereon. In lieu of such
wall or fence a strip of land not less than ten (10) feet in width,
planted and maintained with an evergreen hedge or dense planting of evergreen shrubs not less than
four (4) feet in height at the time of planting may be substituted.
Section 561 INSTALLA
TION OF A "DISH TYPE ANTENNA."
No firm, person or corporation
shall erect a dish type antenna in the Village of St. Paris without an approved zoning permit from
the Zoning Officer.
Section 562 APPLICATION FOR PERMIT; PLANS.
An occupant or renter must have permission
from the owners of the lot, premises or parcel of land within the Village to construct or erect a "dish
type antenna." The Zoning Officer shall consider an application, provided the applicant submits a
plication form, to be supplied by the Zoning Officer, with a plan of the lot or parcel
showing the location of the proposed "dish type antenna" and the location of all buildings on the
subject lot or parcel. and two (2) complete sets of construction plans,
specifications and elevations
of the proposed location with sufficient detail to show the method of assembly and construction.
The plans will give the complete name and address of the property owner and the complete name
and address of the individual who
prepared the plans and specifications. The application shall show
the complete name and address of the property owners, the occupant of the premises and the
contractor or other persons who will make the installation. In addition, the application will show
name and address of all adjacent property owners.
Section 563 LOCATION OF "DISH TYPE ANTENNA."
1. No "dish type antenna" shall be erected in a front or
side yard or within twenty (20) feet of any lot line.
2. No "dish type antenna" exceeding three (3) feet in
diameter shall be erected on the roof top of any
residential, commercial, apartment, hospital, school,
church building or any other building.
3. No "dish type antenna" shall be lined to
are not located on the same lot or premises.
Section 564 "DISH TYPE ANTENNA" SUPPORT STRUCTURES.
1. Only metal support, galvanized construction, or equal
thereto, shall be allowed.
2. Only a concrete base or caissons, depending
conditions, shall be employed in line with grade.
3. The structure shall be designed to withstand wind force
of up to eighty
five (85) miles per hour in a manner
conforming with good engineering practices.
4. Any driving motor sha
ll be limited to thirty
volt maximum power design and shall be encased in
5. All connecting wiring or cable must be underground.
6. The "dish type antenna" must be bonded to an eight (8)
foot grounding rod.
If guy wires are required, they must be confined within
the screened area.
8. Installation must equal or exceed all generally accepted
electrical engineering and construction practices.
Section 565 SIZE.
The maximum diameter of an "dish type antenna" shall not exceed ten (10) feet.
Section 566 HEIGHT.
The maximum height of any "dish type antenna" shall not exceed fifteen
(15) feet. Any "dish type antenna" three (3) feet or smaller in diameter is excluded
Section 567 SCREENING.
A vision impairing fence (minimum of five (5) feet in height) or an
alternative row of shrubbery approved by the Zoning Officer shall be erected around the base of the
structure so as to protect the safety, welfar
e and rights of all property owners.
Section 575 Telecommunications Towers.
Pursuant to the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and the St. Paris Village Coucil being duly
notified of the person's intent to construct a telecommunications tower in an area zon
2, and R
3 Residential Districts; public utilities or other functionally equivalent providers
may site a telecommunications tower as a conditional use provided the following conditions
The applicant must provide proof that the proposal
to construct a tower or
equipment to an existing structure has been approved by all other
governmental entities with jurisdiction
Federal Aviation Administration, Ohio
Transportation; Ohio Building
required to show cost of construction at this time;
The applicant shall provide proof of notification to contiguous or directly across the
street property owners as required by the Ohio Revised Code;
The applicant must demonstrate at the time of application that no other existing
towers are feasible for co
location, and that no technically suitable and feasible sites
are available in a nonresidential district. There shall be
an explanation of why co
ocation is not possible and why a tower at this
proposed site is technically necessary;
All underground installation shall be trenched and not plowed in. Damage
anything must be repaired, and ground restored to original condition;
nt shall provide a signed statement indicating that the
applicant agrees to allow for the potential co
location of other users on the
tower to the extent possible. All co
located and multiple
facilities shall be designed to promote facility and site
Setbacks from all platted residential uses and residential districts. All new towers
shall be setback from the closest subdivision boundary line for all platted residenti
subdivisions, and for all non
platted residential districts
from the closest residence, a
distance equal to the height of the tower plus fifty (
Setbacks from all streets and private buildings and public road right of ways. All new
l be setback from all road right of ways public
and private, a distance equal
to the height of the tower plus fifty (50) feet;
Setbacks from all other uses allowable in the zoning district. All new
towers shall be
setback from any building that is not ass
ociated with or
accessory to the
telecommunications tower facility a distance equal to the height of the tower plus
fifty (50) feet;
Any and all base station equipment, accessory structures, buildings, etc. used in
conjunction with the tower shall be scre
ened with fencing, masonry, shrubbery, or
other screening materials.
The applicant shall notify the Zoning Inspector within thirty (30) days of
operations at the site and shall remove
all structures within one hundred and twenty
(120) days of
Lighting. Telecommunication towers shall not be artificially lighted unless
by the Federal Aviation Administration or other applicable r
egulatory authority. If
lighting is required, the lighting design that would cause the l
east disturbance to the
surrounding views shall be chosen. All telecommunication facilities shall be unlit
except for security lighting, or when authorized personnel are present;
No advertising or illumination other than that required by law may be
ed on the
on the required screening;
An inspection report prepared by a qualified engineer licensed by the
State of Ohio shall
be submitted to the zoning office every five (5) years, which details the structural
integrity of all towers and s
upport structures on
the property. The results of such
inspections shall be provided to the
Champaign County Building Regulations
Department and St. Paris Z
oning Inspector. Based upon results of an inspection, the
Village Council may require repair or re
moval of a communication tower. Any
all necessary repairs to the tower and/or support structures shall be
made within a
seven (7) day period or the tower and/or structures shall be
removed. The tower owner
(applicant) is responsible to cover the cost
of all inspections, repair and/or removal;
The unstaffed storage building and/or unit that houses transmitting
considered an accessory use and/or structure. Setbacks for accessory
uses/structures will comply with distances in the zoned district of the tower location.
These facilities may not include offices, long
vehicle storage, other outdoor
studios except for
A six (6) foot safety fence with a locked gate surrounding the tower is required. If
high voltage is necessary, signs must be posted every twenty (20) feet along the
accessory building and fence saying, “Danger
High Voltage.” The operator must
st “No Trespassing” signs.
Lot shall be mowed and maintained to control weeds;
Performance Bond. For each telecommunication tower, the owner or operator shall
the Village a surety bond or a bank letter of credit so as to assure the
that the terms and conditions of Section 575 are performed
and complied with,
including necessary repairs, repairs to public
highways and roads, and the costs and
expenses of removal in the event
of abandonment; Bond shall equal anticipated
nd debris removal cost; the Village of St. Paris
may draw upon the
performance bond to recover any costs, damages or expenses incurred by the Village
that may arise out of the violations of Section 575 or the abandonment or
discontinuance of the tower.
Section 580 General Conditions for Adult Entertainment Use.
Adult Entertainment Facilities are conditionally permitted within the M
Manufacturing District only, and subject to conditions set forth in the Zoning Resolution
Section 580 and paragrap
9 hereafter set forth.
No adult entertainment facility shall be established within one thousand (1,000) feet
of any areas zoned for residential use, R
No adult entertainment facility shall be established within a radius of one thousand
d (1,500) feet of any school, library, or teaching facility, whether public or
private, governmental or commercial which school, library, or teaching facility is
attended by persons under eighteen (18) years of age.
No adult entertainment facility shall be
established within a radius of one thousand
five hundred (1,500) feet of any park or recreational facility attended by persons under
eighteen (18) years of age.
No adult entertainment facility shall be established within a radius of two thousand
eet of any other adult entertainment facility.
No adult entertainment facility shall be established within a radius of one thousand
five hundred (1,500) feet of established church, synagogue, or permanently
established place of religious services which is
attended by persons under eighteen
(18) years of age.
No advertisements, displays, or other promotional materials shall be shown or
exhibited so as to be visible to the public from pedestrian sidewalks or walkways, or
from other areas public or semi
All building openings, entries, windows, etc. for adult uses shall be located, covered,
or serviced in such a manner as to prevent a view into the interior from any public or
public area, sidewalk, or street. For new construction, the building shal
oriented so as to minimize any possibility of viewing the interior from public or semi
No screens, loudspeakers, or sound equipment shall be used for adult motion picture
theatres (enclosed or drive
in) that can be seen or discerned by t
he public from
public or semi
street parking shall be provided in accordance with the standards for permitted
use within M
2 Manufacturing District.
No trash, debris, litter, rubbish, unused property, discarded materials,
junk vehicles, vehicle parts, rags, lumber, building materials, equipment and/or parts
thereof, or any other garbage, refuse or junk, and weeds or tall grass measuring over twelve
12) inches, shall be permitted to accumulate on any lot or portion thereof which creates an
eyesore, hazard, or nuisance to the Village or general public (Also, see definitions).
Section 591 Grass and Weed Control.
Noxious weeds and grass must be mowed
from March 1 to October 31 to prevent weeds/grass from exceeding twelve (12) inches in
height or maturing to seed. Owners of properties that do not comply will receive a notice
from the Village to cut or mow the weeds/grass within five (5) days
. If the owner fails to do
this, the Village will hire a private contractor to do the work at the owner’s expense.
ARTICLE VI PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT
Section 600 PURPOSE OF PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT.
Planned development of land
may be permitted in any district to encourage and provide a means for effectuating a more desirable
physical development pattern than would be possible through the strict application of the density
and dimensional requirements
of this Ordinance.
Section 601 PERMITTED USES.
Only those uses permitted or conditionally permitted in each
district or interpreted to be included under
Sections 200 to 290
, inclusive, the Official Schedule of
of this Ord
inance may be proposed for development under the
planned development approach. Compatible residential, commercial, industrial, public and quasi
public uses may be combined, provided that the proposed location of the commercial or industrial
uses will not a
dversely affect or disregard adjacent property, public health, safety, morals and general
welfare, and provided further that in a residential
industrial or residential
development the amount of land devoted to commercial and/or indust
rial usage shall not exceed
fifty (50) percent of the total land area of the development. A variety of housing and building types
is encouraged by permitting an increased number of families per acre and by allowing reductions in
lot dimensions, yards, buil
ding setbacks and area requirements.
Section 602 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS.
The gross area of the tract to be developed under the
planned unit development approach shall comprise not less than ten (10) acres. The minimum lot
size shall not be less than seventy (70) percent of the lot area per family or use required in the
t in which it would otherwise be located. A minimum of ten (10) percent of the land
developed in a planned unit development project shall be reserved for open space and similar uses.
Lot widths and required yards may be reduced to eighty (80) percent of th
e requirement of this
Section 603 DISPOSITION OF OPEN SPACE.
The amount of open space reserved under a
planned unit development shall either be held in corporate ownership by owners of the project area
building sites for the use of each owner
who buys property within the development or be dedicated
to the Village and retained as open space for parks, recreation, and related uses. All land dedicated to
the Village must meet the Planning Commission's requirements as to size, shape, and location.
Public utility and similar easements and right
ways for water courses and other similar channels
are not acceptable for open space dedication to the Village unless such land or right
way is usable
as a trail or other similar purpose and approved by t
he Planning Commission.
Section 604 RESIDENTIAL LOT LOCATION.
Every property subdivided under the planned unit
development shall be designed to abut upon open space or similar areas. A clustering of dwellings is
encouraged. In areas where town houses are
used there shall be no more than five (5) town house
units in any contiguous group. A variety of building setbacks, color and building materials for
contiguous town house units is encouraged.
Section 605 DIVERSIFICATION OF LOT SIZES.
A diversification of
lot sizes may be permitted
within a district without additional dedication or creation of open space, provided the overall density
of the project area is not increased and provided further the net residential area per family is not
reduced below the minim
um requirements of
Section 606 REDUCTION OF PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT AREA.
The minimum tract
size to be developed under the planned unit development may be reduced fifty (50) percent where
the proposed development is to contain only residenti
al, commercial or industrial development; not
a mixture of uses.
Section 607 HEIGHT REQUIREMENTS.
For each foot of building height over the maximum
height regulations specified in the Official Schedule of District Regulations,
tween such building and the side and rear property lines of the planned unit development project
area shall be increased by one (1) foot in addition to the side and rear yard required in the district,
provided that this additional setback shall not be cons
idered part of the side and rear yards.
Section 608 COMMERCIAL PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENTS.
unit development of related commercial establishments is encouraged by varying the setback and
area requirements. Open space gained through the v
arying of setback and area requirements is to be
used to the development of open plazas, pedestrian malls, tot lots and other public spaces and uses
with adequate arrangement, design and planting.
Section 609 COMMERCIAL PROJECTS, SIDE YARDS AND REAR YARDS
Side yards of
thirty (30) feet and a rear yard of forty (40) feet shall be required if the project is to be located
adjacent to any residential district of planned residential unit development.
Section 610 ARRANGEMENT OF COMMERCIAL USES.
The location an
d arrangement of
structures, parking, access drives, outdoor lighting, signs and other uses and developments in the
planned commercial unit development shall be compatible with the existing and future land use
street parking, loading and service
areas shall be provided in accordance with
Sections 510 to
, inclusive. However, off
street parking and loading areas shall not be permitted within fifteen
(15) feet of a residential district. All areas designated for future expansion or not intended fo
immediate improvement or development shall be landscaped or otherwise maintained in a neat and
Section 611 INDUSTRIAL PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENTS.
unit development of industrial establishments is encouraged by varying t
he setback and other
requirements, if it can be shown that the development results in a more efficient and desirable use of
Section 612 INDUSTRIAL PROJECT.
Project side yards of forty (40) feet and a rear yard of fifty
(50) feet shall be required i
f the project is located adjacent to any residential district or planned
residential unit development.
Section 613 ARRANGEMENT OF INDUSTRIAL USES.
The location and arrangement of
structures, parking, access drives, outdoor lighting, signs, storage areas and other uses and
developments in the planned industrial unit development shall be compatible with the existing and
future land use plan. Off
t parking, loading and service areas shall be provided in accordance
Sections 510 to 519
Section 614 PROCEDURE TO SECURE APPROVAL OF PLANNED UNIT
The procedure in
Sections 615 to 621
, inclusive, shall be met before approval t
develop land under the planned unit development is granted by the Planning Commission and the
Board of Zoning Appeals.
Section 615 PRELIMINARY DEVELOPMENT PLAN.
Three (3) copies of a preliminary
development plan shall be submitted to the Planning Commis
sion for an approval in principle of the
land uses proposed and their interrelationship. Approval in principle shall not be construed to
endorse precise location of uses, configuration of parcels, or engineering feasibility. Any preliminary
n and text shall be prepared and endorsed by a licensed architect and shall include
the following information presented in a general, schematic fashion:
1. Proposed location and size of the planned development;
2. Proposed land uses, population densiti
es and building
3. Proposed parks, playgrounds, school sites and other open
4. Relation to existing and future land use in surrounding
5. Proposed provision of water, sanitary sewers and surface
6. Proposed traffic circulation pattern, indicating both
public and private streets and access points to public
7. A market analysis of proposed commercial uses, if the
property is not zoned for commercial purposes at the
of submittal of the preliminary development plan;
8. Proposed schedule of site development; and
9. Evidence that the applicant has sufficient control over
the land to carry out the proposed development plan
within five (5) years.
Section 616 PRELIMINARY DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW.
The Planning Commission
shall review the preliminary development plan to determine whether the proposed development
advances the general welfare of the community and neighborhood; and whether the benefits,
ombination of various land uses, and the interrelationship with the land uses in the surrounding
area justify the deviation from standard district regulations. The Planning Commission's approval in
principle of the preliminary development plan shall be nec
essary before an applicant may submit a
detailed development plan.
Section 617 DETAILED DEVELOPMENT PLAN.
The detailed development plan shall be
submitted in five (5) copies and shall contain the following documents and supporting evidence,
prepared and e
ndorsed by a qualified professional team, which shall include a licensed architect,
registered land surveyor and registered civil engineer:
1. A survey of the proposed development site, showing the
dimensions and bearings of the property lines, ar
acres, topography, existing features of the development
site, including specimen trees, structures, streets,
easements, utility lines, and land uses.
2. A detailed development plan which shall be in conformance
with the approved
preliminary plan, showing, as
appropriate, all the information required on the
preliminary development plan; the approximate location
and sizes of lots, the approximate location and proposed
density of dwelling units; nonresidential bu
intensity; and land use considered suitable for adjacent
3. A schedule for the development of units to be constructed
in progression and a description of the design principles
for buildings and street scapes; tabula
tion of the number
of acres in the proposed project for various uses, the
number of housing units proposed by type; estimated
residential population by type of housing; estimated
nonresidential population; proposed retail sales area and
economic justification; anticipated timing for each unit;
and standards for height, open space, building density,
parking areas, population density, and public
posed for each unit of the development
whenever the applicant proposes an exception from
standard zoning district or other Ordinances governing
4. Engineering feasibility studies and plans showing, as
sewer and other utility installations;
waste disposal facilities; surface drainage; street
improvements, and nature and extent of earth work
required for site preparation and development.
5. Site plan, showing buildings(s), various funct
areas, circulation, and their relationship.
6. Preliminary building plans, including floor plans and
7. Landscaping plans, and
8. Deed restrictions, protective covenants, and other legal
statements or d
evices to be used to control the use,
development and maintenance of the land, the improvements
thereon, including those areas which are to be commonly
owned and maintained.
Section 618 BASIS OF APPROVAL.
The Planning Commission may recommend that the Board of
Zoning Appeals, after a public hearing, approve the detailed development plan, provided the
Planning Commission finds that the facts submitted with the application and presented at the
1. The proposed development can be completed within five (5)
years of the date of approval.